Memories of Paco’s - : Favorite memories of Paco’s Café was heard during a “history field trip” sponsored Saturday morning by local historial Tony Olinger. The event was held in the original Paco’s Café building in the 200 block of South Adams Avenue in Rayne and featured strong coffee and a “Closest to Paco’s Biscuit” contest, won by Paco’s grandson and namesake, Louis Borne, left, presented an etched rolling pin by Olinger, right. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Gone was the long counter and the strong smell of coffee brewing on the stove, but the temporary “re-opening” of Paco’s Saturday morning was a memorable event for many.

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

There are only a few more days until the term of KP Gibson as Acadia Parish sheriff begins. And that has the man who was sworn in last week excited.
Crowley Alderwoman Dr. Ezora Proctor was one of eight people honored by the publication “Acadiana LifeStyle” as being a “Woman Making a Difference.” The publication stated that those who were honored were a “potpourri of humanitarians, philanthropists, movers and shakers.”

Memories of Paco’s - : Favorite memories of Paco’s Café was heard during a “history field trip” sponsored Saturday morning by local historial Tony Olinger. The event was held in the original Paco’s Café building in the 200 block of South Adams Avenue in Rayne and featured strong coffee and a “Closest to Paco’s Biscuit” contest, won by Paco’s grandson and namesake, Louis Borne, left, presented an etched rolling pin by Olinger, right. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

10 Notre Dame grads rank summa cum laude

Ten 2016 graduates of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish will graduate Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA in the Honors Curriculum on Friday, May

44th Frog Festival a ‘great success’

NEW FROG DERBY ROYALTY - Named Saturday morning during the 44th Annual Frog Festival were the new 2016 Frog Derby Queen Shelby Bordes, left, and 2016 Frog Jockey Queen Micah Guidry, right, one of many events enjoyed during the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The weather was great, the frogs were plentiful and the attendance was near — if not — record-setting for this past weekend’s 44th annual Rayne Fro

Constantin elevated to Eagle Scout at recent Honor Court

New Eagle Scout Draker Constantin joined by his parents, Dineen and David Constantin and Scoutmaster Lee Hebert.

Among the honors bestowed during a recent Court of Honor held at the Rayne Fire Station, Drake Constantin was elevated to the rank of Eagle, the hi

Inaugural Law Enforcement Conference topic of OneBreakfast

ONEBREAKFAST ATTENDEES: Among those attending the recent OneBreakfast session in the Mural Room in Rayne were, front from left, Carl Thibodeaux, Church Point assistant chief of police; Iota Chief Damon Daigle; OneAcadia board members Danny Nugier, Chris LeBas, Kim Bernard, and Tom Trahan; back from left, Scott Privat, assistant district attorney, 15th Judicial District; Tony Olinger, Rayne Police Department; Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux; Crowley Chief-elect Jimmy Broussard; Duson Chief Kip Judice; Rayne Chief Carrol Stelly; Crowley Chief and Acadia Parish Sheriff-elect K.P. Gibson; Church Point Chief Albert Venable; Pat Bordes, OneAcadia board chairman; and Bryan Francis, OneAcadia board and Public Safety Committee chairman. Not pictured is Laurie Suire, OneAcadia president and CEO.

RAYNE - The City of Rayne recently hosted OneAcadia’s OneBreakfast, a regular gathering of Acadia Parish Law Enforcement leaders.

Annual Children’s Fishing Derby slated June 11 in Rayne

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY DONATION - Dee DeRouen, left, and Mitch Monceaux, right, presented Suzette Leonards a donation on behalf of the Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and the National Wild Turkey Federation to help sponsor the 2016 Annual Children’s Catch and Release Fishing Derby slated Saturday, June 11, at Maison de Memoire near Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne will be joined by a number of community partners to presented the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 11, at t

Ebonites host ‘Spring Bouquet of Debs’

DEBUTANTES AND ESCORTS - Members of the 2016 Debutante Court and their escorts introduced during Saturday’s introductions and ball held at the Rayne Civic Center of the Ebonite Civic and Social Club, Inc. were front row, from left, Miss Congeniality Mar’Shay Sias, Queen Haylee Young, 1st Runner-Up Tarya Kanonu; standing, (escorts) Dondre Wheeler, Desmond Harmon and Jont’e Morrison. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

RAYNE - Haylee Young, was named the 2016 Debutante Queen on Saturday, May 7, during the annual Debutante Introductions and Ball hosted by the Eboni

Bandy named Acadian-Tribune managing editor

Steve Bandy
Managing Editor
Rayne Acadian-Tribune

Steve Bandy has been named managing editor of The Rayne Acadian-Tribune. He succeeds Paul Kedinger in the position.

Jurors delay decision on legal counsel

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury will wait for an attorney general’s opinion before deciding whether or not to accept District Attorney Keit

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Sports

TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - The Rayne 8U (Pinto Girls) All-Stars played in the their Pony Sectional Tournament over the weekend (June 24-26) in Ville Platte where they placed first by beating Ville Platte All-Stars in the championship. Team members are: (bottom row) Lanie Marks, Eva Myer, Tatum Hill, Saylr Mouton, Audrey Mahaffey, Analiese Guidry, and Tylee Alleman (middle row) Hayden Cary, Cate Guidry, Ashlyn Habetz, Ashley Little, Audra Savoy, Ahni Dailey, and Alyssa Bertrand (top row) coaches Wesley Guidry, Mark Alleman, Charlie Bach and Amy Marks.

The 2016 all-star season continued over the weekend with softball and baseball teams representing the Rayne Recreation in area tournaments.

Lifestyle

Joey Wynn - HIlary Villien

Mr. Gary and Mrs. Vanessa Villien of Maurice are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Anne Villien, to Joey Bascom Wynn, son of Mr. William and Mrs.

Obituaries

Claudia “Miss Lou” Thibodeaux

RAYNE - Funeral services were held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m.

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